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Old May 8, 2012, 07:18 PM   #2155
Tom Servo
Join Date: September 27, 2008
Location: Foothills of the Appalachians
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I don't like Boehner and Cantor's reticence.
No, but I can understand it. This whole thing is wrapped up in politics.

Opponents are trying to paint it as political brinksmanship, and to some extent, it is. Tearing down the Attorney General right before a pivotal election would be a win for one side, but if they fail, they could be perceived as bluffing.

For Issa, I've little doubt this is about justice. For Cantor and Boehner, it is as well, but that's not their only concern. If they can get the votes for a subpoena, there's no guarantee Holder will comply. Then what? He gets arrested and dragged before Congress. Do they have the votes to make incarceration stick? Doubtful.

Things get dragged out, and the next thing we know, it's November, and the whole thing is off the radar.

It's disgusting, but that's the way it is.
Sometimes it’s nice not to destroy the world for a change.
--Randall Munroe
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